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Corpus Christi teen back in custody after escaping hospital in Austin

Erik Robinson
Posted at 10:37 PM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 17:34:30-04

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department has confirmed that 16-year-old Erik Robinson who escaped from Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin on June 14 has been located in Corpus Christi and was safely returned to custody.

Robinson was undergoing treatment at the hospital when he escaped while he was outside for supervised recreation.


Sixteen-year-old Erik Robinson, a Corpus Christi native, reportedly escaped from Austin’s Dell Children’s Medical Center on Monday night.

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department stated in a release late Monday night that Erik was in its custory, and outside for supervised recreation at approximately 6:40 p.m. when he climbed a wall and ran from the hospital grounds.

He is described as white, and standing 5-8. He weighs 150 lbs., and was last seen wearing a grey adidas sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

He also has scars on his right wrist, his left hand, both knees and his back.

A BOLO was issued for him, but officials also ask that people near Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, and in Corpus Christi be on the lookout.